"Heroes Worth Writing For"

The hand written word is dying.  I rarely take pen to paper to compose anything.  I pay bills online or via computer check, I email, facebook or use the phone to communicate with those I love, any writing I do---I type.  BUT when I receive a hand written note in the mail it is very special. Something treasured ;)  Imagine opening a time capsule in the year 3000....inside will be paper, pen & pencil and everyone will "ooo and ahhh" over them, and wonder how we could have ever used such items! 

Will you join me on National Handwriting Day and hand write a letter of thanks to our military?  Maybe you can have a letter writing party...provide paper, pen and, of course, food!  Let's join together to let our military KNOW that we are very thankful for their sacrifice!  And while you are at it....pray for them!

Pentel of America is sponsoring a promotion called "Heroes Worth Writing For"
They are offering a Grand prize of $200 Visa Gift Card and $100 in Pentel products AND 4 runner-ups will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and $25 in Pentel products.  

from their website
Heroes Worth Writing For: Handwrite a letter to one of our United States Military members expressing your thanks for their courage and sacrifice. Letters must be handwritten and fit on one side of an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. 

This is your time to say "Thanks" 
5 individuals will be selected and given the opportunity to have their letters of thanks shared through Pentel social media and our website. Your letter along with your photo (optional) will be featured on our Twitter, Facebook, and Blog pages for one day. All 5 individuals will be featured over a week's time period, Monday through Friday, one individual per day, on a date yet to be determined. Individuals will also be featured in our monthly Pentel e-newsletter to our customers, our website www.pentel.com, and possibly other forms of advertising. 

Submit a handwritten letter, expressing your gratitude towards our U.S. Military servicemen and women. All letters must be handwritten; typed responses will NOT be accepted. All letters must be in English. They must be original and written by the participating individual. Responses must be submitted the following way ONLY:

1) Regular Mail: You may submit your response by mailing it to:

    Pentel of America, Ltd. - Marketing Department C/O Heroes Worth Writing For 4000 E. Airport Drive, Suite C Ontario, CA 91761

All mailed responses must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2011. Responses postmarked after this date will NOT be accepted. Please include your name, address, and email address ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER along with your letter. 

Please join me to encourage our men and women who are fighting for OUR freedom. 

If you participate, would you leave a comment and tell me about it?